Analyst Ratings for Union Pacific Corp. (UNP)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Union Pacific Corp. (NYSE:UNP) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for UNP last month.

A buy rating was issued by 15 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 13 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

UNP was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 137, implying a possible profit of 35.11 percent. The lowest price target was 102, implying a possible loss of 0.59 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.29 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.29 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.7 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.94 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 5 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 6 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of UNP to grow at a rate of 4.26 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of UNP is 4.31.

UNP has a 52-week high of 115.15 and a 52-week low of 87.06. Today's price is 16.47 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 11.94 percent. UNP has a price/earnings ratio of 18.37. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The UNP value stock report compares UNP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of UNP is $83.58 billion. UNP is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.